Author Archives: Magaly L.

About Magaly L.

Five Facts About Me: 1. I was born in El Salvador, grew up in NY, and after being in the United States for almost 33 years, I finally became a citizen in 2013. I was super excited when I voted for the first time! 2. My personal favorites: chocolate, desserts, dancing, the beach, leisure travel, reading, juicing, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and writing. I really do love chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but any chocolate is better than none. I also love red velvet cupcakes from my favorite bakery in NYC, Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side. And I love spending time in nature. There's something so peaceful about listening to the birds or listening to the waves break, that centers me in the present moment and reminds me that Divine order is at work in my life. 3. I come from a large family and I love it! My parents, two brothers, one sister, LOTS of cousins, aunts, uncles, abuelos, and my "gotitas de amor"-my nieces and nephews. 4. I am an educator both by training and at heart. 5. I have been living with PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) since 2007. Though this condition has been life-altering and challenging to live with at times, it has also led me to a more fulfilling life, strengthening my faith and helping me have the courage to pursue my passions and chase a couple of dreams.

Stepping out in Faith

I’d like to believe that what recently transpired was not a mere coincidence but more like a “God wink,” encouraging me not to give up on my dreams just yet. Although I was informed during the interview that the job … Continue reading

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The Leap of Faith that Led to Maine

“Aloha. This is the final boarding call for Flight 51 with non-stop service from JFK to Honolulu.” I stopped walking towards the terminal. My pulse quickened. There was a tug at my heart to return to the familiar. This is … Continue reading

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Halos and Hawks

Something shifted earlier this week. And I’m not talking about the ground under me from the 5.0 earthquake we recently experienced here in El Salvador. I had just finished walking the dog when I saw the shadow of their expansive … Continue reading

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A Magical Morning

It was one of those mornings where I felt truly connected to my Divine purpose. The kindergarteners, fascinated by the beetles they found on the corn yesterday while learning about pollination, arrived early this morning to help me hand pick … Continue reading

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Insights from my first year in Hawai’i

A lot can change in a year. Certainly, that has been the case for me. A year ago today, I moved to Hawai’i, unsure of how my life would unfold, but trusting that God was guiding me towards my highest … Continue reading

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The special letter from a year ago

I opened up my journal this morning wondering what thoughts had been occupying my mind a year ago today. It was after all, a year ago in November, that I connected with my heart’s desires and booked my flight to … Continue reading

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The Surfboard, the Ocean, and I

For the first time in my life, I attempted to surf. An official Hawai’i resident now, I could no longer resist the beckoning of its waves. Prior to my friend picking me up, I decided to watch beginner surfing instructional … Continue reading

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